About Marine Fuels Alliance

The marine fuels supply industry is changing with increasing pace and diversity, but are the physical suppliers adapting accordingly and sufficiently to meet the expectations of their key stakeholders?

The Marine Fuels Alliance (MFA) sets out to address the significant and complex range of issues that bunker suppliers face in the coming years. The MFA endeavours to develop a unique network between the global regions, to ensure its members are able to achieve their potential with access to resources in a new and more efficient way.

For so many of you, one Country or one port is the single focus of daily operations. Buying and storing cargoes, developing sales and arranging supplies is the ultimate goal. Whilst all around, the market you operate in is changing. Small, independent, often old family established supply companies manage to keep going but under increasing strain. The MFA is designed to help reignite the passion and promote the real opportunity for its members, wherever they are.

We have to adapt to the changes in global requirements for clean fuels. We all welcome such initiatives. ECAs and SECAs dominate in key regions. New fuels are emerging. Almost every media stream promotes discussions and forums about Green Fuels, such as Methanol, LNG and other Bio Fuels. The scientists and leading engine manufacturers have embraced this and are driving the technology. But does the Bunker supply market keep up? The MFA’s experienced industry professionals will be made available to bring members closer to the resources and information and help educate supply companies about the new requirements and how they must adapt. We know the ship owing community requires this stakeholder engagement; the MFA will make it possible

Our customers are dictating the future. Major oil companies and ship owners demand efficiency, a professional approach, consistency, assurance and most of all, trust. They prefer to connect with companies willing to develop and perform with them. The consolidation of large trading houses and their increasing movement into the supply chain has led to greater demand from ship owners and operators to find suppliers willing to work with them.

The MFA recognises this and wishes its Focus Group executives to drive a new pathway forward, to promote our collective and individual capabilities. The MFA wants suppliers to be able to appeal to their customers and crucially, to their financiers, to give evidence of robust procedures, including financial risk management and credit control, with instant access to crucial resources.

The MFA is here to provide the structure and with that, the confidence to engage together and develop new business. In doing so, the intention is to connect, support and promote in new markets in a new way.



Marine Fuels Alliance supports your business through cooperation and knowledge sharing and by providing unique access to key resources for the benefit of its members. 

Legal & Technical

  • Direct access to centralised legal advice


  • Direct access to reports and expertise
  • Collective representation with Insurers


  • Optionality to trade
  • Access to wider financial resources


  • IT system participation
  • Access to enhanced resources


  • Meetings, seminars, webinars
  • Online portal and forums

Research & Analysis

  • Supply & Demand information
  • Research tools
  • Global & Regional commentary


Marine Fuels Alliance connects your business with stakeholders with shared aims in an international network underpinned by the values and strength of its membership.


  • Regional committees
  • Working groups

Key Stakeholders

  • Topic orientated introductions
  • Areas of common interest

Global Fuel Buyers

  • Trade interface
  • Solutions hub

Tenders & Contracts

  • Streamlined approach
  • Uniformity and assurance

Members Meetings

  • Facilitation
  • Organisation

Proactive Action

  • Guidance
  • Direction
  • New introductions


Marine Fuels Alliance promotes your business by enhancing the profile of local independent suppliers and leveraging their expertise, providing them a new platform in global markets.

Members’ Profiles

  • Brand awareness
  • Press & Media engagement

Alliance Values

  • Self regulation
  • Transparency

Suppliers’ Benefits

  • Online database
  • Interactive website

Access to New Markets

  • Collective sales & marketing
  • Collaboration

Standards & Best Practice

  • Monitoring of business conduct
  • Timely circulation of industry knowledge

Knowledge & Expertise

  • Training & awareness
  • Attendance to seminars



To Alliance values and objectives

To ethical business practices


To cultural diversity

To members and stakeholders

To the global bunker industry


Of behaviour and standards

Of processes and policies


To respect the local and global environments in which we operate


Striving for constant improvement

Driving new technologies